Tag: CIA
59 Missili sulla Siria: Una Lunga Storia Americana
[Di Kelly Kvee. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 9 aprile 2017 con il titolo 59 Missiles Launched at Syria – How Did the U.S. Get Here? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] La notte del sei aprile 2017, gli Stati Uniti hanno lanciato 59 missili da crociera Tomahawk sulla Siria. È stato un…
59 Missiles Launched at Syria – How Did the U.S. Get Here?
On the night of April 6th 2017, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria. This was an attempt at retaliation and deterrence after Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people. Acts of war in the Middle East (and elsewhere) by the United States under the pretense…
Where Do We Go From Here?
I confess my reaction on Election Night, when it first looked like Trump might get in the White House, was sheer panic. It was a bit like Philip K. Dick’s “Black Iron Prison” closing down. On a personal level, I was about as terrified as the night I was arrested and put in jail. Now,…
The CIA’s Legacy of Ashes
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, by Tim Weiner. 2007. Doubleday. For those interested in learning about the blunders, deceptions, crimes and disasters of the Central Intelligence Agency, Tim Weiner’s 2007 book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA is an excellent place to start. The book presents a highly critical history of…
Henry Kissinger on Trial
The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens (2001) Christopher Hitchens’s 2001 book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, has become strangely relevant this month as Richard Nixon’s former Secretary of State finds himself in the news. Kissinger’s rediscovered relevancy began when Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton bragged that she “was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said…
When are Crimes Against Humanity “Arcane References”?
When are crimes against humanity “arcane references”? When the United States government commits them. According to Politico (Michael Crowley, “Sanders once urged abolishing CIA,” Feb. 22), in a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders “befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s…
L’Insana Alleanza tra Medicina e Stato
Il programma di torture della Cia è tornato alla ribalta questa settimana, quando tre ex detenuti hanno denunciato i due psicologi che crearono e gestirono il programma ai tempi di Bush. Secondo l’Unione Americana per le Libertà Civili (che preme affinché il responsabile del Dipartimento di Giustizia, Loretta Lynch, incarichi un pubblico ministero apposito), James…
The Unhealthy Alliance of Medicine and State
The CIA’s torture program is back in the headlines this week, as three former detainees have filed suit against the two psychologists who created and administered the CIA’s Bush-era torture program. According to the ACLU (who are pushing for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special prosecutor in the matter), Drs. James Mitchell and…
The Tortured Logic Behind Using Torture on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Nick Ford‘s “The Tortured Logic Behind Using Torture” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. A recent NDAA amendment passed in mid-June makes it a lot harder for the CIA to torture–a good step forward. But it’s also worth noting that torture isn’t “beneath us” as Oliver suggests. It’s…
“Peace Through Strength,” And Other Lies
This column was inspired by one of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets on September 6: “Big military brings peace through strength.” A cliched tweet by Murdoch isn’t what most people would consider a news hook. But it’s just the latest expression — caveman syntax perhaps included — of an insidious idea that anyone born in the United…
The Tortured Logic Behind Using Torture
If you watched Batman when you were growing up, chances are you saw him torture someone. If you watched Jack Bauer from the hit show 24, chances are even better that torture scenes were involved. And if you watched the Netflix show Daredevil, you probably saw it in almost every single episode. The problem with relying…
Mentiras a diestra y siniestra: La muerte del fiscal Alberto Nisman
El 18 de enero de 2015, el cuerpo del fiscal argentino Alberto Nisman fue encontrado tirado sobre un charco de sangre, con un tiro en la sien, en el baño de su apartamento de Buenos Aires. Al día siguiente tenía previsto presentar sus acusaciones contra la presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner por supuestamente encubrir a…
Lies All the Way Down: The Death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman
On January 18, 2015, the body of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found in a pool of blood, with a shot to the temple, in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment. The next day, he was scheduled to present his accusations against president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution…
All the Social Structures of Domination
Harriet A. Washington. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Anchor Books, 2006). There has been considerable controversy over the ethics of using knowledge — even to save lives — that was obtained from Nazi medical experimentation on death camp inmates. Unfortunately far…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 64
Ron Jacobs discusses free speech in Manhattan. Dave Lindorff discusses the Philly cop chief and a newspaper. Carl Finamore discusses making black lives matter in 2015. Dr. Binoy Kampmark discusses China in the Balkans. Bruce Fein discusses abolishing the CIA. FEE features selections from Max Weber discussing the inherently violent character of the state. Jeffrey…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 63
Helen Dale discusses stories vs numbers. Bruce Fein discusses the AWOL status of Congress on drones. Kathy Deacon discusses a book on the revolutionary war. Patrick Cockburn discusses the reason for torture. Joseph Stromberg discusses command posts and the state. Patrick Cockburn discusses ISIS. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the CIA. Leonard C. Goodman discusses blowback….
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 62
Doug Bandow discusses the U.S. government’s partnership with the repressive Egyptian regime. Wendy McElroy discusses statolatry. Michael Brenner discusses the CIA. Melvin A. Goodman discusses lies and spies. Greg Grandin discusses how the Iraq War became in Panama. Johanna Fernandez discusses the anti-police brutality movements. Justin Logan discusses a new neocon book. Jesse Walker discusses…
O primeiro passo é admitir que a tortura existe
O sumário mínimo, parcial e pesadamente censurado do senado dos Estados Unidos sobre as torturas conduzidas pela CIA após os atentados de 11 de setembro saíram. A recepção desse relatório pela grande mídia é um demonstrativo tão grande do problema quanto o próprio relatório. Como qualquer viciado em recuperação pode atestar, o primeiro passo é…
El primer paso es admitir la tortura
El resumen mínimo, parcial y fuertemente redactado del informe del Senado de Estados Unidos sobre el programa de tortura post-9/11 de la CIA ya es público. La recepción de ese informe por los medios tradicionales es al menos tan demostrativo de la problemática que aborda como el propio informe. Tal como lo diría amablemente cualquier…
Prima Cosa, Ammettere le Torture
È stato pubblicato un sommario minimo, parziale, fortemente censurato del rapporto che il senato americano ha redatto sul programma di torture della Cia dopo l’undici settembre. Il modo in cui i media di regime hanno accolto il rapporto illustra il problema in questione non meno del rapporto in sé. Come direbbe un tossicodipendente che cerca…
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